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Syria On High Alert, Possible Poliovirus Infections Detected In 22 People
2013-10-25 09:39:19

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Last week the World Health Organization (WHO) reported a cluster of acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) cases in the Syrian Arab Republic. This cluster was first detected in early October in the Deir al-Zor province and is currently under investigation by public health officials. According to Reuters’ Stephanie Nebehay on Thursday (Oct. 24), the WHO reported that at least 22 people in Syria are suspected of having the wild poliovirus...

2013-10-24 23:03:56

The UN Foundation and the Liechtenstein Embassy to the US announce a three-year commitment of US$75,000 to support worldwide polio eradication efforts. Washington, DC (PRWEB) October 24, 2013 The United Nations Foundation applauds a generous, three-year commitment of US$75,000 from the government of the Principality of Liechtenstein to the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI). Championed by Liechtenstein’s Ambassador to the U.S. Claudia Fritsche, the gift will contribute to polio...

2013-10-09 11:45:55

In this week's PLOS Medicine two independently written articles call for a shift away from the leader-centric approach that polio eradication campaigns are currently pursuing in the three countries (Nigeria, Pakistan and Afghanistan) where the disease remains endemic. In a Policy Forum article, authors from Nigeria, Pakistan and Afghanistan led by Seye Abimbola from the National Primary Health Care Development Agency, Nigeria, argue that the global health community and governments involved...

Wild Poliovirus Outbreak in Horn of Africa, Neighboring Countries Continues Grasp
2013-10-02 09:48:51

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Three young patients from South Sudan in East-Central Africa who had been previously immunized with oral polio vaccine (OPV) have been found to have suspected cases of wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1). The three patients are girls, two of whom are about two years of age and one is eight years old. The girls had developed paralysis sometime between Aug 15 and Aug 24. Genetic sequencing is ongoing to provide a final confirmation of the...

2013-07-16 23:03:21

In this role Lange will work to generate the political will and resources necessary to end vaccine-preventable diseases, strengthen strategic engagement with UN health agencies, and support the UN Foundation’s work with partners on the ground to achieve strong global health outcomes. Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) July 16, 2013 The United Nations Foundation announced today that retired U.S. Ambassador John E. Lange will serve as its Senior Fellow for Global Health Diplomacy. In this role...

New Coronavirus Case Confirmed, Wild Poliovirus Turns Up In Sewage
2013-06-06 09:23:21

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Two updates from the World Health Organization (WHO) have surfaced this past week; one details a new case in an ongoing health crisis in the Middle East and another describes a separate virus recently discovered in Israel. MERS-CoV As the health threat continues to rise for infections from Middle East Respiratory Syndrome-Coronavirus (MERS-CoV), the WHO has issued its latest report describing a new laboratory-confirmed case in...


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